ASHLEY BAUMGARTNER

sacramento, bay area, & beyond

PRESS & PRAISE

a pop of color
& puppies
at the royal palms
wedding inspiration
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Style Me
Pretty

parisian-inspired
helwig winery
wedding
inspiration
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Wedding
Chicks

dusty blue
park winters
wedding
with a hint of magic
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The Perfect Palette

colorful
san luis obispo
wedding
inspiration
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Green Wedding Shoes

in the press

Ashley Baumgartner's photography and calligraphy has been featured on national wedding blogs and local wedding magazines including:

Style Me Pretty:

How to Integrate A Pop of Color into Your Wedding Day

Calligraphy for The Prettiest Soft Blue Wedding You've Ever Laid Eyes On

Green Wedding Shoes

What A Colorful World! Joyful Wedding Inspiration with the Happiest Hues

Martha Stewart Wedddings Round Ups

24 Music-Inspired Wedding Ideas That Will Hit A High Note with Your Guests

Calligraphy for Prettiest Soft Blue Weddings

100 Layer Cake

Blush Sunset Yosemite Vow Renewal

The Perfect Palette

A Modern Fairytale with Just A Hint of Dusty Blue Magic

Cherry Blossom Inspired Wedding Theme

Hey Wedding Lady

Moody Blue and Airy White Styling For A Dreamy Wedding

Inspired by This

Beautiful Blue Music Inspired Wedding

Wedding Calligraphy in this Golden Industrial Wedding Inspiration

Feminine Fuchsia Wedding Inspiration

Style Me Pretty Living

The Happiest Home Office We’ve Ever Laid Eyes On

Ring the Pineapple Doorbell on This Blushing Pink Cottage

Domino

This Pink Home Starts With a Pineapple Doorbell and Only Gets Better

Brides

Wreath Calligraphy

Our work has also been published in print on Sacramento Our Wedding Magazine and Real Weddings Sacramento.

JOYFUL WORDS FROM BAUM COUPLES & CLIENTS & FRIENDS

Wedding & Engagement

NATALY & ELI

"HANDS DOWN THE BEST WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER"

I was searching through Instagram right after we got engaged, stumbled across Ashley's page and immediately fell in love with her work. Ashley was hands down the best wedding photographer we could have asked for! Trusting someone to perfectly shoot your wedding photos is so hard. She pays close attention to detail and really makes sure that you get photos of EVERYTHING. She makes you feel comfortable in front of the camera, and is so organized making sure she gets any shots you want. She is so sweet, professional, and her work is amazing. We have gotten so many compliments on our wedding photos, and we couldn't be happier or more thankful that we chose Ashley to be a part of our big day.

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Wedding & Engagement

KARA & DREW

"MAKES YOU FEEL 100% AT EASE"

Ashley was a dream come true wedding photographer! I stumbled across Ashley’s Instagram and INSTANTLY fell in love with her bright, airy, and natural light photography style! Within minutes of meeting her we could tell she was the perfect fit for our wedding. She is such a happy and joy filled individual who works to always provide her clients with a positive experience from the initial engagement shoot to our wedding day and beyond! Not only was she amazing the day of our engagement shoot and wedding, she is incredible organized and professional during your time leading up to your wedding and after, which makes you feel 100% at ease! If you book her... and let me tell you... you should, you will have someone who deeply cares about you and your wedding day. She went the extra mile to ensure each part of our day was captured perfectly. Our photos turned out better than we could have ever imagined! Ashley makes you feel confident and comfortable on camera. Our photos were absolutely stunning and will provide us with a lifetime of memories from our special day. Thank you, Ashley for being the absolute best photographer ever!

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Wedding & Engagement

CORTNEY & JON

"THE RESULTS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES"

Choosing a photographer was one of the most nerve-wracking parts of the wedding planning process. Knowing you have to put all your faith into someone and hoping that they can capture your special day in a way that meets all your expectations. When we found Ashley's work, we could see her consistent style, that's elegant yet personal to each couple. Upon first speaking with Ashley she talked us into doing an engagement shoot before the wedding. BEST decision ever. We got to know Ashley, became comfortable very quickly, and realized she was more than willing to go along with our crazy ideas. On the wedding day itself, having a rapport with Ashley meant it went seamlessly from the moment she arrived. Ashley captured all the little details, and was able to quickly photograph all the portraits we wanted in quick succession, allowing us to enjoy the time with our friends and families. The results speak for themselves. We are SO happy with how they turned out. It's clear that Ashley genuinely loves what she does, and her level of enthusiasm throughout the entire process brought smiles to our faces.

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Elopement

ANGELICA & MATT

"SHE IS JUST FULL OF JOY AND LOVE; IT'S EFFORTLESS TO LOVE HER & HER WORK!"

If I had another elopement, I would FOR SURE ask for Ashley again and again! She was very professional starting from day 1! She facetime'd us, even before we made our decision of photographer, just to get to know us and exactly what we wanted to build rapport with her personal touches which exactly drew us to her!!! On the day of, I felt like I've known her for a while! She knew exactly what shots we would love and forever want to look at. She was very patient with us since it is hard to get an empty shot without crowds at SF City Hall and never hurried us whatsoever even if we went beyond our allotted time with her. Her sweet words and kind compliments made us comfortable which is a HUGE deal when it comes to capturing moments. From our hands to our feet and to even my elbow, she knew how to pose us!!! She is just FULL OF JOY AND LOVE, it's effortless to love her and her work!

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Wedding & Engagement

LENA & NICK

"THE BEST DECISION WE MADE WHEN IT CAME TO OUR WEDDING!"

Ashley was the best decision we made when it came to our wedding. She knows how to get you talking, laughing, and feel like you are just hanging with a friend. My husband and I left our engagement shoot with sighs of relief and big smiles. We couldn’t stop talking about how genuine she seems and how it just felt different than our previous session with another photographer. Her chatty nature is just what we needed to relax and stop any worrying. The proof is in the pudding and we were thrilled with our engagement pics! I was so happy to know that Ashley would be there to shoot our wedding. Tensions and nerves are high on wedding day and I was grateful to spend an hour with Ashley for our first look and bride/groom photos before the everything started. She was a warm and familiar face that was able to bring the pace back down to calm, cool and collected. Her rave reviews are no mistake. She is someone you need on your team!

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Wedding Calligraphy

FELICIA & DAVID

"ASHLEY IS THE BIGGEST SWEETHEART!"

Ashley is the biggest sweetheart. And oh so talented and easy to work with. She came highly recommended by our wedding planner and we decided to hire her as our wedding calligrapher. She designed our beautiful invitation suite which we LOVED (vellum wrap, handmade paper, custom map, silk ribbon, personalized wax seal and white calligraphy on dark grey envelopes) — yes we got a bit extra with our invites but we loved how it set the tone for our wedding. My mother especially was so wow-ed by it, she was so proud and excited to send them off to relatives and friends. What’s great about Ashley is how flexible she is. She listened to what we wanted, and executed on our feedback. For our wedding day, she calligraphed all our guests’ names for both escort cards and placecards (we had 170 guests!) and printed beautiful linen menus for us. We had tons of guests tell us they were so impressed with all the little details of our wedding. Thanks Ashley for all your hard work!! <3

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Wedding & Engagement

BRI & BRANDON

"MY HUSBAND AND I CANNOT SAY ENOUGH ABOUT ASHLEY"

After recently moving to Sacramento and getting engaged I had no idea where to start with wedding vendors. My good friend (and photographer) helped me find Ashley on Instagram and the rest is seriously history. My husband and I cannot say enough about Ashley. Her attention to detail, bubbly spirit, and gift of photography is truly special and unique. She caught every piece of my husband and my personalities in the photos she took, making them all the more personal and special to both of us. We were so incredibly lucky to have found her and now have beautiful memories that will last a lifetime.

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Wedding & Engagement

ESME & JESUS

"HIRING ASHLEY TO BE OUR PHOTOGRAPHER WAS A HOME RUN!"

They say pictures are worth a thousand words & a day as special as our wedding day, we needed to find someone who fully loves, breathes photography to capture these moments! This was a challenge, each photographer we interviewed did not have the magic we were looking for. Until we met Ashley. From the moment we met Ashley, we instantly knew she was the wedding photographer for us. Her style is classic, timeless and elegant. Ashley has the best personality, she is easy going and instantly makes you feel comfortable and confident. Her energy matched our enthusiasm for our big day. Our engagement pictures looked straight out of a magazine. Our wedding pictures came out AMAZING! Hiring Ashley to be our photographer was a home run! We cannot stop showing all our family members what a wonderful job Ashely did capturing our biggest day. We very much recommend Ashley.

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Wedding & Engagement

ANNIE & LOGAN

"A PHOTOGRAPHER THAT FEELS LIKE YOUR FAVORITE WEDDING GUEST"

I could go on all day about how amazing Ashley is and everything I love about her! Her professionalism, organization, sensitivity to dynamic family structures, and attentiveness make her the vendor you need at your wedding. Her bubbly, bright, down to earth personality make her the girl you also want to be best friends with. Her photographs are light, bright, capture the joy of the day, and the details of each moment; the embodiment of her amazing qualities. If you’re looking for a photographer who feels like your favorite wedding guest, but also provides you photos that are timeless and beautiful - look no further, Ashley Baumgartner’s your girl.

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Wedding & Engagement

LEXIE & NICK

"SHE'S OUR FOREVER PHOTOGRAPHER"

We came across Ashley on Instagram (after a long search for the perfect photographer) and immediately loved her style and beautiful pictures. From the first point of contact through our wedding she was professional, flexible, kind and supportive. She was a dream to work with the entire time. Ashley went out of her way to ensure that our wedding was perfect and that we got beautiful pictures despite the rain storm that happened upon our outdoor wedding. She rolled with the punches and kept the day moving along smoothly- even sacrificed herself to the rain in order to capture pictures of us. She was positive and a joy to be around. Ashley is so much more than just a wedding photographer. We love her and consider her a friend! She truly cared about our big day and it showed. She made us all feel comfortable during the pictures and was a pro at posing us and making us look our best! Her work speaks for itself but her personality and genuine kindness are what makes her the best. She's our forever photographer! We can't wait to see the rest of the pictures from our big day!

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Wedding & Engagement

MIKE & BRITTANY

"ONE OF THOSE OLD SCHOOL SOULS WHO REALLY INVESTS EFFORT, PASSION AND TIME"

What can we say about Ashley other than...WOW. Holy cow, does this little lady take some sensational photos! My wife and I were BEYOND IMPRESSED when we saw the final product. Because Ashely captured every moment of our special day so PERFECTLY we really are going to have memories that will last a lifetime. But here's the best part...Ashely isn't just a talented photographer...she's a workhorse. One of those old-school souls who really invests effort, passion, and TIME into the whole experience. She's not interested in just lazily snapping some photos and getting out of there. She's committed to doing whatever it takes to create the best memories...and really, that's what it's all about. It's not about capturing pictures, it's about capturing memories. Thank you so, so, SO much to Ashely for being a part of our special day. If you get a chance to hire her, don't be a fool...lock her up ASAP as her schedule WILL FILL UP.

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Engagement

WENDY & DANNY

"SHE KNOWS WHAT TO DO AND SAY TO GET US NEWBIES TO STRIKE THE RIGHT POSE"

First, I would like to thank my future hubby’s friend for recommending Ashley as our photographer for our engagement and wedding! I saw their amazing photos from their wedding and really loved her style. But it’s not just the photos that spoke a thousand words, so did the experience! We booked her for an engagement shoot, and she was very flexible about our last minute changes on the date. She also gave great recommendations on locations for shooting as well as outfits to choose for the day. Ashley was so sweet during the whole process! My fiancé and I are usually more camera shy, but Ashley made us feel so comfortable and natural in front of the camera. She was very optimistic, not to mention hilarious, throughout the whole engagement shoot. We definitely had a blast doing it! She knows what to do and say, to get us newbies to strike the right pose. With her expertise, the photos came out looking so professional, it’s like it wasn’t even the first time we did this! We don’t regret it one bit, and we can even say we are open to doing more photoshoots in the future! Cannot wait until the wedding day to do another fun photoshoot and to see even more amazing work from her! :)

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Engagement

TIFFANY & JESSE

"YOU CAN TELL SHE GENUINELY CARES ABOUT YOU AND LOVES WHAT SHE DOES"

I was super dreading picking out my wedding photographer as a wedding photographer myself I knew I was going to be super critical. I literally scoured California and decided to meet with Ashley among a few other photographers. Once we meet her in person for a consultation we knew she was perfect. You can tell she genuinely cares about you and loves what she does. We did our engagement photos at San Francisco city hall, which is so pretty. Ashley such a joyful person that we really enjoy spending time with her on top of how fun she made taking our photos. She was great and made me feel super comfortable in front of the camera, which I’m definitely not usually. So we just got our photos back and can I just say I’m stunned at how amazing the turned out. I’m in love with everything single one of them. If your considering hiring Ashley I can say 100% you will not regret doing so.

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Family Session & Headshots

THE HUACK FAMILY

"HIRING ASHLEY WAS A NO-BRAINER!"

Hiring Ashley was a no-brainer for me! I had been following her work for a while and knew that I wanted some headshots as well as family pictures taken by her. The booking process was seamless and professional. The final images speak for themselves. They were fun, candid, soft, and dreamy. They will be treasured in our family! Thank you, Ashley!

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Family Session

THE PADOVANI FAMILY

"I WAS UTTERLY BREATHLESS AT THE GALLERY"

Ashley is amazing. She did our family photos this year and with two little ones under 5 - that can be quite the undertaking. Ashley was so kind and patient. She let the kiddos take breaks and snacks as much as they needed. I wasn't sure how the pictures were going to turn out just because my children made it so chaotic. I was utterly breathless when Ashley sent me my gallery of photos. Not only did she take goregous photos but they have quickly become my favorite photos. Because she took so many wonderful shots, I'm having trouble figuring out which ones to have blown up and printed. I can't wait to have her photograph my family again. Ashley is everything you could hope for in a photographer - professional, punctual, patient, steller at what she does, and has an amazing eye. Thank you Ashley for making a chotic situation look peaceful and serene. You are just FANTASTIC!!!!!

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Anniversary Session

KATE & ANDREW

"OH MY GOSH IS THIS REAL LIFE?"

Ashley, thank you SO MUCH! We really had THE best time shooting with you, and it felt more like we were hanging out with a friend and less like we were working with a photographer. I just really feel like you were able to capture us in our real essence and element, and its the most authentic form of our relationship. Champagne, amazing hiking views, and... The Office :) Just know that you completely made our entire anniversary, and these are memories we will look back on for the rest of our life. Thank you so much for being a part of it. Honestly :) It means the world to me. Ahhh! The feels!

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Wedding & Engagement Session

SANDRA & JAMIE

"WE ENJOYED EVERY MINUTE!"

Thank you sooo much for everything. We truly had a great experience and enjoyed every minute we spent with you guys! You both are awesome and we look forward to staying connected with you! We are also looking forward to our anniversary session! We will definitely refer you to anyone that needs your services!

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Family, Maternity & Newborn Sessions

DYTRYCH FAMILY

"IT WAS A PLEASURE TO WORK WITH ASHLEY!"

Quick and fast response, easy communication, great service! It was a pleasure to work with Ashley; she was great with our always on move, never willing to look into a camera 3 year old. I can highly recommend her service! We will be back.

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Anniversary Session

WHITNEY & SPENCER

"SHE PUT US AT EASE"

We had so much fun taking pictures with Ashley! She put us at ease and captured some beautiful moments. We're so happy to see our love in pictures. Thank you!

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